Light Line

Release Date: 6/25/2021
Label: Intakt
Catalog Number: 364
Number of Discs: 1

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1. Light Line
2. Drifting (Skúli Sverrisson)
3. Sphasos Triem (Andrew D'angelo)
4. Tassos
5. Miss Ann (Eric Dolphy)
6. Rites (Julius Hemphill)
7. Cat Heaven
8. Sparkle Pants
9. Retrogression
10. Shields Up
11. A Week from Now (Hilmar Jensson)
12. Enfant (Ornette Coleman)
13. La Rosita Arribeña (José de Jesús Hinojosa González)
14. Sun Ship (John Coltrane)
15. It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago (Paul Motian)
Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chris Speed, a driving force of modern jazz for decades, presents Light Line, an impressive solo statement on the clarinet. The repertoire of this musical legacy includes his own pieces and short improvisations, as well as compositions by inspiring luminaries such as John Coltrane, Julius

Hemphill, Eric Dolphy and Paul Motion. In addition, there are compositions by friends and long-time musical companions such as Andrew D'Angelo, Skúli Sverrisson and Hilmar Jensson. There is "an implicit guiding light through the whole project: the commitment to reduction, to finding the power in taking things away, the power in trusting that there is still a lot there once you do take the surface layers away, and above all an undying commitment to melody in some elemental sense as the primary element in music", writes Anthony Burr in the liner notes.

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